CJ Mosley Bio: Early Life, Football Career, Family & Net Worth

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CJ Mosley, the famous linebacker, is an American Football player who currently plays for the professional National Football League(NFL) team, New York Jets. 

The player was drafted by the National Football League (NFL) in 2014. He has by far played for two NFL teams, including the Baltimore Ravens. 

CJ Mosley
CJ Mosley

Mosley’s unique style of play has earned him several awards and honors in the NFL, and he is one of the rising linebackers in the NFL. 

Before diving into his career, here are some interesting quick facts about him.

Quick Facts 

Full name Clint Mosley Jr. 
Nickname Half-man, Half amazing 
Birthdate June 19, 1992
Birthplace Mobile, Alabama
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Unknown 
Zodiac Sign  Gemini 
Age 31 years old 
Father’s name Clinton Mosley
Mother’s name Tracy Mosley
Sibling Jamey Mosley (Brother)
High School  Theodore High School 
College University of Alabama 
Marital status  Married
Wife’s Name  Kesha Norman
Ex-Girlfriends Unknown
Children Daughter 
Children’s Name  Unknown 
Weight 113 kgs
Height 1.88m (6 ft 2 inch)
Eye Color Black 
Hair Color Black 
Beard or Mustache Beard
Body type Athletic
League National Football League (NFL)
Profession American Football Player
Position Linebacker 
Played for The Baltimore Ravens
Current Team  The New York Jets 
Jersey Number  #57
Drafted Year 2014 
Salary $2,197,001 per year
Net worth $10 million
Food Habits  Unknown 
Tattoo  Unknown
Merch Rookie Card, Signed Jersey
Social Media Twitter, Instagram 
Last Update May, 2024

CJ Mosley | Childhood and Early Life

Clint Mosley Jr was born on June 6, 1992, in Mobile, Alabama. He was one of the two children of Clinton Mosley and Tracy Mosley.

Likewise, Mosley’s hometown, Alabama, is the hometown of many of the significant players. Thus, there is a possibility that he was introduced to sports by his peers.

Clint Mosley Jr. with friends
Clint Mosley Jr. with friends

From a young age, Mosley was very athletic. Besides football, he took an interest in various other activities such as track and field and basketball. 

Although he excelled in all of these sports, he stuck to football for his later years.

CJ Mosley | Football Career

High School Career

Mosley attended a school in his hometown named Theodore High School for his high school. He engaged in many activities such as football, basketball, and running track during high school.

During his school days, he set a school record with 176 tackles in his junior season while recording 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, causing four fumbles, recovering two more, and intercepting two passes.

This earned him an ASWA 6A All-State selection.

He improved his school record with 186 tackles as a senior in 2009, seven sacks, five fumble recoveries, and four interceptions. Similarly, he also earned the Class 6A Lineman of the Year award.

At the end of his school journey, he was recognized as the school’s all-time leading tackler, with over 500 stops in his career.

C.J. Mosley was ranked as the sixth-ranked outside linebacker prospect by the Rivals.com recruiting network.

He was ranked as the second player from Alabama, behind fellow Crimson Tide recruit Dee Milliner.

Later in 2010, Mosley played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he committed to Alabama.

He had many offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Tennessee; however, he chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn and them.

College Career

During his first year in college, he went to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide in all 13 games.

When playing against Arkansas, Mosley had dislocated his right elbow in the first quarter of the fourth game in the 2001 season.

Due to his dislocated elbow, he was unable to play two-game against Florida and Vanderbilt. Similarly, he was unable to record a tackle in the game against Mississippi.  

Later in 2011 and 2012, he shared the starting weak-side inside linebacker spot with Nico Johnson.

CJ was also recognized as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press after the 2012 regular season.

Mosley’s selection in the AP All-American team in 2012 led Alabam to have a linebacker on that team for four of the previous five years.

During the junior year, Mosley had led the team with 107 tackles in 2012, which was the highest for an Alabama Crimson Tide player.

He emerged as third for the 2012 Butkus Award and was also named the Alabama University football team MVP. 

Mosley during his college days.

His three career interception returns for touchdowns tied an Alabama record. 

In his senior year of college, Mosley led the Alabama football team in 180 tackles for the second consecutive year. This marked the most tackles-per-game in his college career.

He was chosen as the semifinalist for the Lombardi, Bednarik, and Butkus Award. He also tied with Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers for the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013. 

Mosley has again named a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection during his college’s final year. He was also picked for the First Team of the Associated Press All-America Team.

College Stats

  Tackles Def Int
Year Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD
Career 175 142 317 23.0 6.5 5 93 18.6 3 17

Professional Career

Before starting his NFL journey, he underwent surgery to repair a labrum issue after dislocating his hip.

He was able to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. However, due to recovery, he was unable to participate in the running. 

Later, he participated at Alabama’s pro day, where he performed the 40-yard dash of 4.63s, 20-yard dash of 2.70s, a 10-yard dash of 1.56s, and a bench press of 15.

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At the end of the pre-draft process, Mosley was estimated to be a first-round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.

Although he attended pre-draft visits and private workouts for multiple teams, he received the most interest from the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens. 

Baltimore Ravens 

CJ was chosen for the team in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. For the Baltimore Ravens, Mosley became the fourth linebacker drafted in 2014 and the highest linebacker drafted from Alabama. 

The Baltimore Ravens signed a four-year contract with Mosley on May 27, 2014. A contract of 8.87 million dollars, including a signing bonus of 4.71 million dollars, was signed. 

He was assigned the No.57 jersey, worn by renowned players such as Baltimore Raven O.J. Brigance and Bart Scott. In 2006, Mosley was the first rookie to start on Raven’s defense since Laloti Ngata.

His professional debut and first career start in the Baltimore Raven were made in a season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Mosley even made seven combined tackles and a pass deflection in their 23-16 loss in the game.

A member of the Baltimore Ravens
 A member of the Baltimore Ravens.

Mosley was also offered to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl, which made him the first Ravens player to be voted to the Pro Bowl in their rookie season. Similarly, he was also the runner-up for NFL defensive Rookie of the Year. 

The former team finished their third in the AFC North with a 10-6 record and earned a wildcard berth with Mosley’s contribution. 

With the Denver Broncos

Along with Daryl Smith, Mosley started inside linebackers to start the season as the Head coach John Harbaugh retained. At the Denver Broncos, he started in the former team’s season-opener. 

He made six combined tackles in the game, deflected a pass, and made two sacks on the opponent team’s quarterback during a 19-13 loss.

In the 2016 season, Mosley was retained as a starting inside linebacker to begin the Defensive coordinator Dean Pees’ regular season. 

During a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mosley recorded six combined tackles, broke up two passes, and interceptions during a 19-17 victory.

The interception in this game marked his second consecutive game with an interception.

Consequently, Mosley could not participate in two games due to a hamstring injury, which ended his 37-game streak of consecutive starts.

When he returned in the game, he earned a season-high 13 combined tackles against the Philadelphia Eagles with a 27-26 win. 

C.J. Mosley was in the field for the Ravens in 2016.

Mosley’s top form earned him the selection to the 2017 Pro Bowl, which marked his second Pro Bowl selection of his career. 

By the end of 2016, he had a new record with 92 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, a forced fumble in 14 games, four interceptions, and 14 stars.

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C.J. Mosley was scored a grade of 85.8 by the Pro Football Focus, which happened to be the 11 best grade among all the qualifying linebackers in 2016.

NFL Top 100 Players of 2018

The Baltimore Ravens, on March 28, 2017, processed the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. The contract provided him with a base salary of 8.71 million dollars for the 2017 season. 

The then-head coach, John Harbaugh, assigned Mosley and Kamalei Correa as the starting inside linebackers to begin the regular season.

He marked his third Pro Bowl selection of his career on the 2018 Pro Bowl. For the 2017 season, he had started all 16 games and recorded 132 combined tackles, seven pass deflections, three fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, two interceptions, a sack, and a touchdown. 

Pro Football Focus ranked Mosley 20th with a grade of 72.6 among all qualifying linebackers in 2017. Whereas, on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018, he was ranked 98th by his peers.

On December 18, 2018, Mosley earned the 4th Pro Bowl of his career. 

The season came to an end with the Ravens leading tackler with 105 combined tackles, along with half a sack, five passes defended, and an interception.

New York Jets

For the 2019 season, Mosley signed a five-year contract of $85 million in the New York Jets. He made his debut in a match with the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. 

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However, in the third quarter, he injured his groin and was unable to return. The Jets held a 16-0 lead with Mosley’s absence but collapsed afterward to lose 17-16.

With his current team, the New York Jets
With his current team, the New York Jets.

Due to an aggravating groin injury, the Jets had to place Mosley on the injured reserve. Later it came to light that Mosley was in necessity of groin surgery to repair the issue. 

CJ Mosley later announced that he could not participate in the season of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So until now, the player has not been to the Super Bowl.

However, he hopes to change the situation in the upcoming season. 

NFL Stats

Year Tackles Interceptions
Comb Solo Ast Sack PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD
Career 756 495 261 10.5 39 10 174 17.4 63T 2


Unlike every athlete, CJ Mosley has also faced and struggled his part of injuries. Back in 2015, February 10, he struggled with a wrist fracture for which he had to undergo surgery. 

Likewise, later on, on October 9, 2016, he suffered from a hamstring pull injury. Then, on February 13, he had to undergo shoulder surgery next year during the 2017 offseason. 

The Ravens revealed in an interview that he had sustained a bone bruise to his left knee early in the Week 2 game at Cincinnati. Then, on September 13, 2018, it made him miss the next game.

Simialrly, on September 8, 2019, Mosley left the Week 1 game versus the Titans with a groin injury. During that time, he missed out on a total of four games. 

The same injury occurred the same year on October 21 when he aggravated his groin injury in the game against New England. With this, he missed the rest of the season. 

CJ Mosley | Career Highlights and Awards 

As a professional player, CJ Mosley maintains a career statistic of 588 total tackles, 37 pass deflections, and ten interceptions. Moreover, he also has 8.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries, and three defensive touchdowns. 

  • BCS National Champion x 2 (2011, 2012)
  • SEC Champion (2012)
  • Consensus All-American x 2 (2012, 2013)
  • First-team All-SEC x 2 (2012, 2013)
  • Butkus Award (College) (2013)
  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2014)
  • 4 x Pro Bowl (2014, 2016-2018)
  • 4 X Second-team All-Pro (2014, 2016-2018)

CJ Mosley’s | Net Worth and Salary

The former American professional football has a net worth of $25 million. In 2019 he joined the New York Jets team, where he signed a five-year contract for $85 million.

However, it seems that his net worth in 2021 is estimated to be $10 million.

CJ Mosley’s | Wife and Kids

The former player is married to his long-term girlfriend, Kesha Norman. Kesha Norman is a renowned television personality. 

This married couple is blessed with a daughter of three years old. Kesha is currently focusing on her responsibilities as a wife and a mother.

She is a housewife and also looks after their 12 rental properties and a trucking company. In Livingston, New Jersey, the pair live in an 8-bed, 9-bath 7400 sqft house.

The footballer purchased the house for $2,140,000 in 2019. 

Social Media Presence

Mosley is seen as active in his social media sites like Twitter and Instagram. He has a roaring amount of followers, and one can find out about his lifestyle and events on social media. 

Instagram150k followers 

Twitter154.2k followers

Please do follow him to know about his daily lifestyle. 

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happened to CJ Mosley? Is he a free agent?

The New York Jets middle linebacker C.J. Mosley has decided not to play in the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So no, he is not a free agent right now. 

Does CJ Mosley play for the Cleveland Browns?

The athlete has only played for the Baltimore Ravens and now plays for the New York Jets. However, there is another athlete in the NFL with the same name, which has served as a defensive tackle for the Browns. 

What is CJ Mosley’s 40-yard dash time and 20-yard shuttle time?

CJ Mosley features a 40-yard dash time of 4.64 seconds and a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.40 seconds. 

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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